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Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

Pheron Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:05 AM
If you asked anyone if they would be willing to take a 50 year loan in which their children and grandchildren would have to pay off if when they died, I'm certain no one would take it (except for the dirtbags). But this is what people voted for...to make loans and have their children pay for their loans. HOW can they not see this?
michigander4 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:11 AM
RE: "But this is what people voted for...to make loans and have their children pay for their loans. HOW can they not see this?"

Hell, they knowingly made loans that they themselves couldn't pay off (sub prime mortgages), much less their children & grandchildren. More than half of the electorate has an entitlement mindset, and that is why we have Obama for president.
wdwrkr Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:55 PM
Mich,

Your comment is very depressing. And, true.
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